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Old 02-23-2015, 10:40 AM
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"Undiscovered Murders in London are rare. And the Jack the Ripper crimes are NOT within that category" Sir Robert Anderson
Yes the father of Hans Christian who also wrote fairy tales !

But what if all the crimes were not committed by the same perpetrator ?
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I just find it annoying how so many people can state with certainty that one theory isn't true, when none of us know what's true. We don't know who Jack the Ripper was. All we have are theories and all evidence, so far, is circumstantial.
Is this the "all theories are equally stupid in the face of a total unknown" theory?
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Much of it isn't even circumstantial, its nothing more than someones wild speculative uncorroborated theory fueled by them not be able to distinguish as to what makes a prime suspect, differ from a likely suspect from a person of interest.

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So I come back to my question to those who are "able to distinguish as to what makes a prime suspect, differ from a likely suspect from a person of interest." WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER? Are we "able to distinguish" the real murderer from all the fakes?

I will respectfully disagree about the circumstantial evidence.
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"all theories are equally stupid in the face of a total unknown"

That's a good way to put it, Errata.

It only makes sense to deny a theory if you have your own theory that you're 100% sure of. Then of course all other theories are wrong or 'stupid'.

Even then, if the other theory is in the same vein, I wouldn't denigrate it if the other suspect theory has the same theory of the nature of the crime and perpetrator. In the end, that should be the most important thing here.
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Yes the father of Hans Christian who also wrote fairy tales !

But what if all the crimes were not committed by the same perpetrator ?
Sir Robert Anderson was in charge of the investigation. He was the individual who read all the reports and knew more about the JtR murders than any other person alive or dead…

What ever is discussed on this thread, the fact that Sir Robert believed the crime's were solved and the identity of the killer KNOWN!

Well that is the most important point of view.. Because he alone knew.. and 'would NOT iie for personal Kudos'

The rest of you can squabble amongst yourselves… But Anderson says the case was SOLVED… (any other theory is SECOND best)

Therefore the only 'mystery' is WHY did Anderson believe what he believed? (And I think I finally have that answer)

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Is this the "all theories are equally stupid in the face of a total unknown" theory?
No, this is "all theories are just that - theories."

Actually, I enjoy studying all the theories. I find as much, if not more reason to consider the Stephen Knight theory a possibility. So far, I haven't seen anyone offer proof to the contrary. All I see is the word, "rubbish," and misconstruing of facts.
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Is this the "all theories are equally stupid in the face of a total unknown" theory?
Got it in one, but now my head hurts.
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Got it in one, but now my head hurts.
This goes along with what I've been trying to say. Why call all theories stupid, especially if you have no proof?
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"all theories are equally stupid in the face of a total unknown"

That's a good way to put it, Errata.

It only makes sense to deny a theory if you have your own theory that you're 100% sure of. Then of course all other theories are wrong or 'stupid'.

Even then, if the other theory is in the same vein, I wouldn't denigrate it if the other suspect theory has the same theory of the nature of the crime and perpetrator. In the end, that should be the most important thing here.
Thank you.
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This goes along with what I've been trying to say. Why call all theories stupid, especially if you have no proof?
Because if something has no logic too it and no evidence to support it, or it relies on fanciful BS like faces in painting or it was his mother's birthday or other such rubbish, and such it is simply and unabashedly "STUPID".
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